Spectacular Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea
It is no secret that South Korea is rapidly becoming one of the most exceptional countries in the word from an architectural point of view, since its architects and designers are constantly working on modern and intricate masterpieces. However, there are some attractions within South Korea that were actually finished decades ago, one of which is the extraordinary Banpo Bridge in Seoul.
The bridge crosses the the Han River, and it can be found downtown Seoul, boasting a total length of 4,905 feet. This stunning landmark connects the Seocho and Yongsan districts of the famed city, and it has been doing so ever since 1982 when it was finally completed. This girder bridge was built on top of the already existing Jansu Bridge in order to form a “double deck” crossing.
Apart from its obvious practicality, the Banpo also incorporates one of the most impressive attractions of Seoul, namely the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, which flaunts 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides of the bridge, offering a stunning display of color while they dish out 190 tons of water per minute. This installation was implemented in September 2009, and it even set a Guinness World Record due to the outstanding amount of water displacement. The bridge boasts 38 water pumps and 380 nozzles on either side, which draw water from the river below and shoot it as far as 141 feet.